Patrolman William Sleeth

Patrolman William Sleeth

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 9, 1894

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William Sleeth

Patrolman William Sleeth was struck and killed by a Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad in the area of East 94th Street and South Commercial Avenue.

His left leg was severed as a result of being struck by the engine as he attempted to board a train moving in the opposite direction. He was taken to a nearby house where he died approximately 90 minutes later.

Patrolman Sleeth was assigned to the South Chicago Station was survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Patrolman Sleeth,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


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October 9, 2019

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